2009 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: SB 631/08 - FIN
Sponsored By:
Senators Jacobs, Colburn, Forehand, Greenip, Kittleman, Mooney, Munson, Simonaire, and Stone
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Umbilical Cord Blood Banking - Educational Publication


Requiring a hospital to allow a pregnant patient to arrange for the donation of umbilical cord blood to a certified private cord blood bank under specified circumstances; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with specified groups, to develop an educational publication; specifying the content of the publication; requiring the Department to update and distribute a specified publication; requiring providers of obstetrical services to distribute the publication; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Finance
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34
Senator Richard F. Colburn, District 37
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Janet Greenip, District 33
Senator Allan H. Kittleman, District 9
Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator Donald F. Munson, District 2
Senator Bryan W. Simonaire, District 31
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Electronic Government
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Organ Donorship
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 19-308.7 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered